You Had Me At…Soho Boutiques

One of my favorite things about New York is the carefully curated boutique stores. Not only do I admire all the clothing inside, but also the interior design of each place. Some of my favorites below include Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, & Prada.




You Had Me At… The Apartment by The Line

This is the most wonderful store in New York City. Located on Greene Street in Soho, The Apartment by The Line, has the most carefully curated collection. Unsurprisingly, the flat located on the 3rd floor of the Greene Street building; you feel like you’re in someone’s home, but everything is for sale.

The Apartment Website

You Had Me At…Cabana

Summertime and the livin’ is easy (….well, when you are using your paid time off days…)!

I would do anything to transport myself back to the Lido in Venice right now–sitting in a beach cabana and sipping a Campari soda. A trip to the Excelsior Hotel on the island is necessary. If you’re in need a beach vacation, I highly recommend!


Hotel Excelsior Website

You Had Me At…Frozen Negronis

If you are ever in NYC in the summer, you must, must, must go to the High Line Hotel for a frozen negroni. Hidden right on 10th Avenue in Chelsea, you feel as if you just left New York City and walked into Europe. Immediately as you enter the hotel, you are in a picturesque courtyard with perfectly trimmed hedges, not to mention the surrounding historic building. The European vibe continues with the Intelligensia coffee truck to the left and outdoor garden bar to the right, which serves the very best Italian cocktails. I always go for the frozen negroni, but the “Italian Flash” frozen cocktail is a great spin on an Italian sgroppino. Get there soon, as this place is seasonal!




High Line Hotel Bar Menu

The High Line Hotel Website

Frozen Negroni Recipe @seriouseats

You Had Me At…Decorator Showcase House Pt. 2

When I was visiting San Francisco this May, it happened to be the same week as this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase House. Always intrigued by the intricate designs, I had to tour this year’s Pacific Heights residence on Pacific Ave. Walking through the home reminded me of all the times when I used to go with my mom years ago. However this time I went without my mother who was in Philly, and instead went with my iPhone snapping lots of pictures 😉


SF Decorator Showcase House Website

2698 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115


You Had Me At…The Decorator Showcase House

When I was younger, I used to go with my mom to the Decorator Showcase House each year in San Francisco. When I moved to NY, I was happy to find out that they have one as well! Below are photos from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Showcase House NYC.


Kips Bay Decorator Showcase House Website

@kbshowhouse Instagram

125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10065

Here We Go…

Welcome to You Had Me At!

Truthfully, this is not the first time I have attempted to write a “blog.” I’ve given it a few tries. Wired on a few cups of coffee and believing that I would come up with brilliant stories, I started writing what I thought were “witty” sentences and posting a few images I liked. But I lost interest. However, this time, I know, it will be different. Because this is a place in which the purpose is to encompass a variety of interests. I currently live in New York City; however grew up in California. I have a passion for food, fashion and style, and cities. Previously, I thought I should focus on one interest; but I decided that You Had Me At would be my place to highlight the many interests, features, styles, and places that I have come across. It is my place to creatively put together many images (and some text!) of the things I find captivating and sensational–and my place to share with all of you. Enjoy!